The Temple Institute on the Parsha: Deception

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Rabbi Chaim Richman,

Rabbi Chaim Richman
Rabbi Chaim Richman

The story of Jacob and the blessings is a classic tale of deception and intrigue.

But who is deceiving whom?

And who is really being fooled?

Ya'akov  dons precious garments and goat skins, but by doing so is he deceiving his father Yitzchak, or is he opening Yitzchak's  eyes for the first time to a lifetime of deception he has suffered at the hands of Esau, the real master of the bluff?